HELPING YOU SOURCE
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE
FOR YOUR GAP
Gifford And Partners offer a truly consultative approach in resolving a clients recruitment needs. Don’t just look at your recruitment as a GAP in the team, use the opportunity to embrace and secure a highly talented individual that can add value and contribute to growing your teams success! GAP can consult with salary survey, team restructuring, market trends and helping to launch a new campaign or in some cases, helping to get a failed campaign back on track!
Testament to the way we partner with candidates in offering a tailored career optimise programme, we often work with clients to help with retention and candidate attraction models. Client coaching can be one of the simplest yet affective ways to not only help retain your staff but also in helping to attract and engage with new talent. Our client philosophy put simply is not to focus on the short wins but to offer long term sustainability and delivery every time.
So, whatever your requirement, big or small, if you are a client who wants to see a return on investment or you simply want to have a coffee to embrace new ways of retaining or attracting high performing engagements, then we would like to talk to you.
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IAN GOULDINGNON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - HEALTH | RETAIL | HOSPITALITY
I have worked with David on two senior financial hires. Both were for businesses of which I’m a NED, and one was a headhunt for a CFO role. Effective planning, efficient execution, excellent candidate identification for the brief, as well as being cost effective are my main take-aways. Would not hesitate to use Gifford and Partners Recruitment Ltd again on other senior assignments.
THOMAS BOSZKOPRIVATE EQUITY PARTNER AT ALCHEMY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES LLP
In my capacity as a partner at Alchemy Private Equity, I have worked with many recruiters. I recently worked with David on a CFO search and was hugely impressed, despite it not being an easy mandate. David took the time to really understand the needs of the various stakeholders and to get under the skin of the business. He then worked quickly to propose a short list and after a few rounds, we were left with a final 3 candidates, all of whom were more than capable of the role. Having the luxury of choice, and so quickly, is rare indeed. I would very strongly recommend David
SEAN DONKINMANAGING DIRECTOR AT THE INN COLLECTION GROUP
‘ICG appointed Dave Gifford / Gifford & Partners in order to recruit a CFO who would be capable of dealing with an expanding regional business backed by Private Equity. Dave approached this task by researching our business in advance, on a personal basis which was an unexpected but invaluable part of our selection of Gifford & Partners. The time invested early days by Dave allowed a quick understanding of our requirements, of which the correct cultural fit was essential. Dave liaised with my team, as well as our Private Equity investors in order to ensure a best fit for all was achieved. The process with Dave ran to schedule and the quality of personnel put before us was of the correct quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dave & his company for anyone seeking to recruit in this area.’
Max CawthraGroup Finance Director at Tracsis Plc
I have worked with David for many years and from leaving my professional days with EY as a candidate, leading through to my career as a client and now Finance Director within a Plc. David has been nothing but professional and consultative throughout this time, and consider him to be a true business partner in the way he approaches his work. On recently engaging the services of Gifford and Partners, David came out to our offices to help us structure a new role giving informed and knowledgeable direction based on his experience of servicing other clients and tailoring a solution specific to Tracsis Plc. David was able to give honest feedback on how to position our role, absorbed himself in understanding our business needs and showed patience in seeing a complex process through to a satisfactory close. I have no hesitation in referring Gifford and Partners to others and will be sure to continue using their services with future engagements in my finance team where required.
Dave WiddowsonFinance Director EU, Lansinoh Laboratories Inc
Having recently used David to run a successful recruitment process, I can say that I found him very easy to work with and appreciated the speedy and tailored list of clients put forward for consideration. I will certainly use David again in the future and would recommend him to others too.
Steve BurnettExperienced Senior Finance Professional
Great service from David in a problematic recruitment. He had a keen grasp of the sensitivities and offered insightful advice on how to handle matters, which helped secure a successful outcome. Many thanks.
James BlandfordCommercial Finance Leader | MBA Candidate
David has been great to work with. Professional, friendly and full of value-added insight into the current market. I’m always interested to hear David’s ideas on team structure and the make up of my team. A true business partner.
Lucy WardChartered Accountant
I have worked with David since my relocation to the North East as both a candidate and an Employer. David assisted me into my previous role and provided career advice during a time when I changed direction. I have high regard to the advice that David can offer not only candidates but also businesses particularly at times of change and expansion. David is very honest and has a good knack at helping you work out what you want or need and is first on my list, whether I am looking for a role myself or recruiting staff.
Wendie GrovesBusiness Support manager at Primary Care Commissioning
I worked with David recently on recruitment to a senior position and found him extremely knowledgeable and approachable throughout the entire process. He was flexible and accommodating ensuring that we had a good selection of candidates to consider. This was the first time we have used David as a recruiter and I would not hesitate to contact them again in the future.
Phil JoynerFinancial Controller at Symington’s Limited
Whilst recruiting I have worked with Dave on a number of occasions. He always listens carefully to the requirements and I’ve always been happy that the candidates he provides meet the brief.